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Techno-Fix: Why Technology Won't Save Us Or the Environment

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686 pages5 hours

Summary

challenges the primary paradigm of our age: that advanced technology will save us and the planet.
The inherent limitations of modern technology are exposed and its uncritical acceptance is questioned.
Michael has a special interest in industrial ecology and the science of sustainability. He has published a number of critical peer-reviewed papers on the limitations of science and technology
One of the very few comprehensive critiques of technology written by two authors who have advanced science backgrounds in relevant fields such as engineering, biotechnology, environmental science, applied mathematics, population studies, economics and anthropology
Michael is an accomplished public speaker and has given hundreds of presentations, many of them to large audiences at national and international conferences
He has given briefings to U.S. Senator Patty Murray(WA), to Andy Karsner, Assistant Secretary of Energy, and to the Washington State Legislature
Jane holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics from Rice University, and completed graduate course work (Ph.D.ABD) in two other PhD programs, one in genetics and one in anthropology.
Intended audiences include: environmentalists, science and engineering professionals, engineering teachers professors and students
A coherent solution is offered by advocating an extensive reform, based on a significant paradigm shift, in both science and technology.

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